Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Prodigy: Wild Frontier + Nasty

UK trio The Prodigy dropped their sixth studio album 'The Day Is My Enemy' March 30; it's the first since 2009. No less than five singles have been released so far, two of which are accompanied by very powerful animated videos that are a perfect match for the band's trademark kinetic sound.

The clip for the track "Wild Frontier" was created by Dutch stop motion animator Mascha Halberstad of Superfelix; "Nasty" was co-directed by Oliver Jones and Brandon Kahn of Midland based collective Better Feeling Films.

Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim (plus live members Leo Crabtree and Rob Holliday) have ten UK shows May 4 - 16.  Between June 5 and August 23 they'll be playing at seventeen summer festivals; most of them in continental Europe and in the UK; August 9 and August 14 however they'll be performing in Incheon, South Korea and in Tokyo, respectively.

On a personal and very trippy note relating to the two videos: today, for the first time in my life, I saw a fox. At dusk she/he dashed through the garden of the suburban house north of Copenhagen where I'm currently visiting. Life is stranger than fiction, n'est pas?